Eileen R. Tabios is a poet working in multiple genres and in-between. She also loves books by writing, reading, publishing, critiquing, romancing and advocating for them. This blog will feature her bibliophilic activities with posts on current book engagements and links to her books and projects related to books.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
MAIL DU JOUR
Received this today. I haven't started reading but did look at a few photos, including this I share of Jose Garcia Villa in his New York apartment --
I highlight this photo (instead of that Gotham group photo which included that Brit who exoticized him green) because there's a (moving) reference to it in Jessica Hagedorn's essay in The Halo-Halo Review, which will be gone offline as of September (so read it while you can). To wit, when JGV said, "Most people think I live in splendor. This apartment looks like a bodega." Yes, as Jessica notes, "Intense and proud to the end. Weren't they all?"